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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1967

Joe Garagiola joins Today Show panel

Event
1967

Silver Bay bridge (Oh-WV) collapes during afternoon rush hr, 34 die

Event
1968

Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86

Death
1968

Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager)

Birth
1969

SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones

Event
1969

Sean Briscombe, Minneapolis Minn, diver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

Wayne Simmons, linebacker (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1969

Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom

Event
1969

Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)

Birth
1970

Damon Thomas, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)

Birth
1970

Lawrence Funderburke, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)

Birth
1970

Mitchell Butler, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Birth
1970

Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)

Event
1970

Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261

Event
1970

S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed

Event
1971

Boudewijk Pahlplatz, soccer player (FC Twente, PSV)

Birth
1971

Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals)

Birth
1971

Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1971

Ken Alexander, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1971

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1972

Rodney Harrison, NFL safety (SD Chargers)

Birth
1972

Herbert Eimert, German composer (Glockenspiel), dies at 75

Death
1972

Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90

Death
1972

Stanislav Jasecko, Spisska Nova Ves, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)

Birth
1973

Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth